Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Nudity, hate speech and spam: Facebook reveals how much content it kills

Entrance to Facebook's Menlo Park office Facebook Posts Report Card on How It's Policing Fakes and Content
Derrick Tucker | 16 May, 2018, 12:40

The first of what will be quarterly reports on standards enforcement should be as notable to investors as the company's quarterly earnings reports.

Moving on, Facebook said that it removed 21 million pieces of content that depicted adult nudity and sexual activity and 96% of that was discovered by its technology before a user reported the content. Facebook said that for every 10,000 pieces of content on the service, seven to nine views were made on content that in some way violates its pornography regulations.

Facebook revealed Tuesday that it removed more than half a billion fake accounts and millions of pieces of violent or obscene content during the first three months of 2018, pledging more transparency while shielding its chief executive from new public questioning about the company's business practices.

Facebook banned "about 583 million fake accounts - most of which were disabled within minutes of registration".

Even though it has been focusing on shutting down bogus accounts, Facebook has said that 3 to 4 per cent of its active monthly users are fake.

On Tuesday, Facebook said it took action on some 2.5 million hateful pieces of content in the first three months of 2018, up from 1.6 million in the last three months of 2017.

In the first quarter, the company took down 837 million pieces of spam, almost 100 percent of which was found and flagged before anyone reported it.

Since the fallout over political firm Cambridge Analytica obtaining millions of Facebook users' data without their permission, Facebook reiterated its commitment to being more transparent.

De Bruyne doubts Manchester City points record will ever be beaten
Oldest Cup player?Essam el-Hadary is on his way to becoming the oldest person to play in a World Cup match. The numbers are always consequences of what we have done in terms of the way we play, our mentality.

'Avengers: Infinity War' hits China, becomes fifth biggest film ever
Avengers: Infinity War will face its first real challenge at the box office with the release of Deadpool 2 on May 18, 2018. One of his followers pointed out to him that he should have checked out the MCU starter pack before watching the movie .

Facebook is Planning on Creating Its Own Cryptocurrencies
In 2009, the company released Facebook Credits , which could be used to purchase virtual goods in popular games like Farmville. Earlier it was reported that Zuckerberg was thinking about using a cryptocurrency in the services of Facebook.

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism for what critics have said was a failure to stop the spread of misleading or inflammatory information on its platform ahead of the USA presidential election and the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, both in 2016.

Facebook stated that artificial intelligence has played an essential role in helping the social media company flag down content.

"We have a lot of work still to do to prevent abuse".

Only 38% of the deleted posts with hate speech and xenophobia was discovered AI.

"For example, artificial intelligence isn't good enough yet to determine whether someone is pushing hate or describing something that happened to them so they can raise awareness of the issue". It's why we're investing heavily in more people and better technology to make Facebook safer for everyone.

For years, Facebook has relied on users to report offensive and threatening content. To address the complaints, Facebook is adding more Burmese language reviewers to its content moderation efforts. "This is the same data we use to measure our progress internally - and you can now see it to judge our progress for yourselves".

Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg faced several questions during his April congressional testimony about content removal.

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